Syracuse pledge Tyler Roberson is taking summer classes at Roselle (N.J.) Catholic and is expected to be eligible this coming season.
“Tyler’s working hard to finish his summer courses and then he’ll be up at Syracuse,” RC coach Dave Boff told SNY.tv Tuesday.
Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard reported that Roberson “will still be able to play on the Orange’s four-game tour of Canada in late August. That also means Roberson will be able to participate in the 10 practice sessions the NCAA allots teams prior to summer exhibition tours.” To read more of this story, click here
Incoming Syracuse point guard Tyler Ennis went off for 42 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists Saturday as Canada beat China, 110-100 in triple-overtime, at the FIBA U19 World Championship in Prague.
The 6-foot-2 Ennis shot 15-for-34 from the field despite battling the flu.
“Tyler put on a one-for-the-ages-performance,” Canada coach Roy Rana told SNY.tv by text.
“He willed his team to victory and showed why he is a special, next-level talent.”
The former St. Benedict’s Prep star leads the tournament in scoring at 22.6 points per game.
Canada was coming off a 109-67 loss to the U.S. in the quarterfinals Friday in which Ennis managed just 11 points on 5-for-14 shooting.
**Here’s the SNY video documentary on Ennis.
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Syracuse sharpshooter James Southerland went undrafted Thursday night but has hooked on with two teams this summer.
The 6-foot-8, 221-pound Queens native will play with the Philadelphia 76ers in the Orlando summer league and with the Golden State Warriors in Las Vegas, his high school coach, Ron Naclerio, told SNY.tv.
Naclerio said the San Antonio Spurs wanted to draft Southerland at No. 58 and stash him overseas for a year, but there was no guarantee what would happen after the overseas years. To read more of this story, click here
Jerami Grant doesn’t know if he will make the final cut for the U.S. U19 team when the roster is announced Sunday morning, but the experience has already been valuable.
“It’s been a good experience getting ready to play with some great players,” the 6-foot-8 Grant out of Syracuse told SNY.tv by phone from training in Colorado Springs, Colo.
“I’ve played with great players so far since we’ve been here, so it’s definitely been a humbling experience like it was last year.” To read more of this story, click here
Former Syracuse sharpshooter James Southerland continues to work out for a slew of NBA teams with an eye toward getting chosen in the June 27 NBA Draft.
The 6-foot-8, 221-pound Queens native is at the Memphis Grizzlies today (Friday) after visiting the Washington Wizards Thursday, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told SNY.tv.
He has the Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz and San Antonio Spurs coming up. To read more of this story, click here
PHILADELPHIA — Ron Patterson’s eyes lit up when he saw that Syracuse was slated to host Indiana Dec. 3 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.
“It’s going to be a good one,” Patterson told SNY.tv Sunday at the Mary Kline Senior Game. “I’ve been wanting it for a long time since I left there, so it’s going to be a good one.”
The 6-foot-3 Patterson initially committed to Indiana but reportedly failed to meet academic requirements in summer school and was then denied admission to Indiana. He then opted to spend the year at Brewster instead of transferring. He ultimately committed to Syracuse in November.
Asked why he felt the way he does about Indiana, Patterson previously told SNY.tv, “Just the way they did me. Like I was screwed over. They said it was academics, but I don’t think it was. I think there was more to it.” To read more of this story, click here
Derrick Jones is in the midst of a very busy weekend.
The 6-foot-6 2015 forward from Radnor (Pa.) Archbishop Carroll and the WE-R1 AAU club is currently in Colorado Springs, Colo., trying out for the USA Men’s U16 National Team. (He is No. 34 in the picture at left).
After hopefully making the 12-man roster, Jones will fly Sunday to Philadelphia in time to play in the Mary Kline Classic Underclassmen Game at Philadelphia University.
“I’m leaving early,” Jones told To read more of this story, click here
If Chris McCullough had his wish, he would be joining his future Syracuse teammates at the Mary Kline Classic this Sunday instead of trekking across the country to play in the Pangos All-American Camp.
“It would be good if we all got the chance to play together in that game,” the 6-foot-10 McCullough, the New York City star who is headed to Syracuse in 2014, told SNY.tv Friday.
McCullough won’t be at the event, but three future Syracuse players will be competing in the Senior Game at Philadelphia University: 6-3 shooting guard Ron Patterson of Brewster (N.H.) Academy, 6-8 forward Tyler Roberson of Roselle (N.J.) Catholic and 6-7 wing B.J. Johnson of Lower Merion (Pa.). To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK -- It has become a virtual cliché in professional sports.
An athlete gets drafted and immediately buys his parents, or his mother, a brand new home.
But in the case of former Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams, the story has new meaning.
After his family home in Hamilton, Mass., burned to the ground in March, Carter-Williams is looking to use his newfound status — and resources — as an NBA player to buy a new home — and launch a new life — for his family. The NBA Draft is June 27. To read more of this story, click here
By DAVE SPAHN
Special to ZAGSBLOG
CHICAGO – Count two former Syracuse players among those who would love to see the ACC Tournament come to Madison Square Garden.
“It would be great having the conference tournament there,” former Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams said at the Chicago Pre-Draft Combine. “The Garden is a great place to play. It would help us [Syracuse] a lot. There would be a lot of Orange there.”
As covered in this earlier story, the ACC is investigating moving the tournament to New York at some point after 2015, when their current deal in Greensboro, N.C., expires. To read more of this story, click here